Gloucestershire is a diverse county covering 1,024 square miles and with a population of more than 600,000 people.
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is part of the County Council. The Chief Fire Officer’s suite of services also incorporates other community safety related services such as Emergency Management, Trading Standards, Coroners and Road Safety.
The Service is administered from its headquarters in Quedgeley which is shared with Gloucestershire Constabulary.
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service have 21 Community Fire Stations with 33 front line fire engines strategically located across Gloucestershire. As a predominantly rural fire and rescue service, 16 of its 21 stations are staffed entirely by on call firefighters.
For over 160 years, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary independently assessed and reported on the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces and policing, in the public interest.
In summer 2017, HMIC (now HMICFRS) took on inspections of England’s fire & rescue services, assessing and reporting on their efficiency, effectiveness and leadership.